The Accountant II position is responsible for the oversight and processing of all financial transactions related to a NCAA Division I Intercollegiate Athletics department. This includes maintaining accurate, compliant and confidential records and providing necessary account reconciliations, analysis, policy education and enforcement, as well as budget/expense forecasting as requested by the Associate Athletics Director, Business Manager. This position requires initiative, judgment and considerable verbal and written contact with athletic staff, university community and outside entities.
Bachelor's Degree in Accounting or Finance with a minimum of one year of relevant work experience in accounting or finance; Or a Bachelor's Degree in a Business related field with 5+ years of accounting work experience. Ability to manage multiple tasks, remain organized, deal with a heavy workload, prioritize work, and apply a high level of attention to detail.
Experience within a Division I athletics business office or other similar responsibilities. Experience with Banner Finance.
Essential Functions and percent of time::
25%-Maintains all fiscal records for Athletics. Ensures all athletically related financial transactions are processed efficiently, accurately and timely. This requires handling large sums of money, numerous credit card transactions and securing confidential information. Processes purchase orders and/or, direct review and approves departmental purchase orders, and cash remittance vouchers as prepared by student workers. Frequently communicates with university accounts payable & bursar office personnel as well as outside vendors.
20% – Oversees the university's travel and expense management system within the department. Provides system training and support for all staff as well as training materials. Reviews expense reports submitted by staff for accuracy.
20%-Reconciles financial transactions to Banner Finance to ensure all transactions are accurate and appropriate for each fund/org, processes correcting journal vouchers as needed. Maintains financial documents in a highly organized and orderly fashion. Reconciles payments made through our on-line MarketPlace websites. Analyzes various orgs/account codes for expense trends and budget concerns as well as regular encumbrance review.
20%-Policy review, education and enforcement. Ensures all University Policies, NCAA Financial and Compliance Bylaws and Policies set forth by the Horizon League Conference are adhered to in relation to financial transactions. Guides, educates and enforces these policies to Athletic coaches and staff. Presents education and review of policies and procedures to the coaching staff at the monthly compliance meeting. Ensures all Athletic Business Office procedures are updated on a regular basis.
10%-Provides expense projections and budget forecasts as requested by the Asst. Athletic Director, Business Manager. Provides information (supporting documents) for yearly external audit and as needed for internal audits.
5%-Provides analysis and profit & loss statements for various fundraising events held by Athletic sport teams and the department. Provides support & guidance at such events in the way of payment collection, cash handling, invoicing, etc.
Ability to participate in evening and/or weekend work-related activities.
Occasional travel may be required.
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